Monday, July 23, 2012

Time to get back to family

To all of you it likely seems like a long time since I have been blogging, but I had been running 2 other blogs this year and both seemed to take priority.  My class blog this year was excellent, I really have to say they did such a good job.  My students wrote many posts, long posts, interesting and heartfelt posts, it really was very well done.  It was especially nice because they often commented on each others' posts, so it was a great community building activity.  On top of that I ran a blog when I took my final Reading Course, Reading Part 3 to earn my Reading Specialist.  It was the Journey of my final semester and counted as 25 % of my final grade, which I got 95% in the end, so yeah for me!

Anyhow, now that school is over for the year, my course is over AND I do not have a homeroom next year, I now only have 1 blog again.  (Okay, that is a bit of a lie, as Jasmine and her friends just started a Charity Group Blog, but hopefully I won't have to do much on that one)

So, what should I talk about first. Hard to say... I could talk about my races.  I did do a triathlon post on my university blog, as I did that with someone from the class, so I think I will see if I can transfer it over.  I also did a 5 km run, 8 km run in a kilt and just did the Capital City Chase.  Maybe another day.

Right now I feel perplexed, because as a teacher I should love having my summer off, but the last 2 days have been full of house cleaning and picking up after my kids, so I am feeling a bit ... UGH, right now.  I do find Jasmine complains a lot and Devin gets frustrated/upset easily, maybe when you don't spend all day every day with them, you don't notice as much, but let me tell you, I am sure noticing now.  It's actually why I am on the computer right now, I just needed a break from them and cleaning the never ending basement mess.

So far we have had a good summer.  We did our big family holiday to Jasper and Edmonton right away and had a great time with my family.  We've done a couple camping trips with another scheduled for this weekend.  We've been to some movies, the splash pad, done lots of swimming, visited some friends... so it really isn't bad, but I always seem to wish for more.  Why can't I wish for a complaint free summer?  I have to say, she gets it from her mother as I here I complain, even as I am saying... what a great summer - go figure!

So, here is to hopefully getting on here more often.  I hope you are all having a good summer and will take time to comment and share how you are doing as well.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Crossfit 12.1

Hello all,

I really had NO, I mean absolutely no intention of posting this video.  Hell, I was barely telling anyone I entered this competition, but it seems in order to be eligible I have to have my video on a site.  So, instead of broadcasting it to the whole world on youtube, I thought this might be just a wee bit safer.

This is my first workout for crossfit, I do not expect you to watch it, I am not even sure I want you to watch it, but do whatever you like.  The challenge was:

Workout 1
Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:
This workout begins from the standing position. The Athlete will move from flat on the ground to touching an object with both hands that is 6 inches above their max reach. Score is total reps completed.
So, here is my video and I did a total of 56 reps in my second trial.  53 reps in my first trial. 
Jay also tried, just for fun and he scored 93 reps and then Jasmine tried, but only for 2 minutes instead of 7 and she did 28 - crazy!  Devin is napping, but you can be sure we will get him to try when he wakes up, too!
I am dreading next weeks, I will be eliminated at some point, because they will ask me to lift too much weight or do chin ups or some combination of that will be impossible for me, but I figured I might as well do what I can.